FM Çavuşoğlu set to meet Lebanese counterpart 

FM Çavuşoğlu set to meet Lebanese counterpart 

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FM Çavuşoğlu set to meet Lebanese counterpart

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu is set to meet his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil on Nov. 16, amid mounting tensions in Lebanon

Topping the agenda will be bilateral relations, recent developments in Lebanon and regional issues, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Nov. 15 that resigned Prime Minister Saad Hariri was being held against his will in the Saudi capital Riyadh from where he abruptly announced his resignation 12 days ago.

Hariri was appointed prime minister late last year. Before his resignation, he had led a 30-member government that included Hezbollah representatives.

Saudi Arabia, Hariri’s longtime backer, is Iran’s arch-foe in the region. Riyadh supports Syria’s armed opposition while Iran and Hezbollah both support the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Saad al-Hariri, bileteral relations,